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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 4, 2019 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woodstock 50th-yawn

I never wanted anything to do with the Rainbow scene either

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 4, 2019 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woodstock 50th-yawn

Johnny
I would say the Rainbow had it's pro's and con's .
What I liked then and I still admire was a deep respect for the land.
Even though I would now call this being a good steward.
The concept of caring for the resources that one is blessed with
still resonates with me.
I also believe what Wavy Gravy said about the man next to you being your brother.
I have since found only in Christ is there true fellowship
and that is something each person must come to in the Almighty's good time.
You couldn't have told me anything about Jesus and the Bible 30 years ago
yet now everything I have ever learned in this life points me to Christ and Him crucified.
"I have finally found a way to live in the presence of the Lord"

On the negative side of Rainbow
the lack of any defined leadership often left the entire Rainbow aimless.
example -I strongly disagreed with allowing anyone known to be a sexual predator anywhere near Kid Village. Lack of action in such areas put many women and children in needless peril. An issue like this did not need debate it needed for predators to be run off.
Also always felt that "You Don't Work, You Don't Eat" needed to be applied to the many deadbeats and drainbow hangers-on. It always seemed like just a few did the work and so many came to get wasted or just sit around and complain.

But I can definitely state having lived in both worlds ---I would rather spend a month in the woods with the Rainbow then a month on Grateful Dead tour.
Although I probably would exempt Red Rocks 85 from the above, Ok and Werewolves London 90 was pretty bad ass, yeah and RFK-86. return of Here Comes Sunshine in Arizona. "Spent a little time on the mountain, spent a little time on the hill, I seen things getting out of hand, I guess they always will"